Archives for the day of: September 2, 2016

Catherine_Cortez_Masto      Catherine Marie Cortez Masto (born 1964) is an American attorney and politician. She is a candidate for the 2016 U.S. Senate election in Nevada.[1] She was the Attorney General of Nevada from 2007 to 2015, elected to replace George Chanos. She is a member of the Democratic Party. Cortez Masto was not eligible to run for a third term in 2014 due to lifetime term limits established by the Nevada Constitution.

“I am so proud to have Sen. Bernie Sanders’ support, and I’m ready to work closely with him in the Senate on the progressive issues that matter. But he’s right: Our race here in Nevada will determine Senate control and the future of the Supreme Court.”  –Catherine Cortez Masto

On the very same day Sen. Sanders endorsed our campaign in the note below, Reuters reported Democrats cannot take back the Senate unless we win this seat – but Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight says my Republican opponent is favored to win right now, and the latest poll shows our race is tied.

Right-wing groups are outspending Democrats nearly 2:1 in Nevada, and we’re falling behind on hitting our upcoming end-of-quarter goal. So I have to ask:

Will you join Sen. Bernie Sanders and give $25 or more to our grassroots-funded campaign today to win in Nevada, take back the Senate and protect the future of the Supreme Court?

Thanks so much for your support – I’m so proud of our campaign, and I’m eager to get to work in Washington.

Catherine

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Bernie Sanders
Date: Mon, Aug 29, 2016
Subject: Winning the Senate@berniesanders.com>

 

Sisters and Brothers,

As a result of your activism, our political revolution is responsible for the most progressive Democratic platform in the history of our country. We were victorious in making it a clear priority of the Democratic Party to fight for a $15 an hour federal minimum wage, expand Social Security, abolish the death penalty, put a price on carbon, enact major criminal justice reforms, end for-profit prisons and detention facilities, break up too-big-to-fail banks and create a 21st century Glass-Steagall Act, and so much more.

And just the other day, the Republican leadership in the Senate announced that the TPP would not be coming to the floor this year. Another major victory.

All of that is the direct result of the grassroots activism that you, and millions of others, engaged in over the last 16 months. Now, we must continue our efforts by electing progressive Democrats up and down the ballot so that the policies we have fought for can advance and become law.

For the future of our country, and our progressive agenda, it is imperative that Democrats regain control of the Senate. My guess is that will all come down to which party wins three or four hotly contested races in states like Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Ohio and Nevada.

The Koch brothers know this. That is why they are spending tens of millions of dollars to defeat these four candidates for Senate.

And that’s why I’m asking you to support them: Katie McGinty in Pennsylvania, Maggie Hassan in New Hampshire, Ted Strickland in Ohio, and Catherine Cortez Masto in Nevada. If these four Democrats win the tight elections they are currently in, the Democrats will almost certainly take control of the Senate.

And what a world of difference that will make: real campaign finance reform, raising the minimum wage, making public colleges and universities tuition free, addressing the planetary crisis of climate change, progressive taxation, reforming our broken criminal justice system, comprehensive immigration reform and many other important issues.

Split a $2.70 contribution to help Katie McGinty, Maggie Hassan, Ted Strickland, and Catherine Cortez Masto become senators and take back a progressive majority in the Senate.

I want to be clear: It is very important that our movement holds public officials accountable. The Democratic Party passed an extremely progressive agenda at the convention. Our job is to make sure that platform is implemented. That will not happen without Democratic control of the Senate.

  • Katie McGinty was one of the first candidates to endorse a $15 minimum wage.
  • Maggie Hassan, who is a strong supporter of campaign finance reform, increased transparency and disclosure of political contributions as Governor of New Hampshire.
  • Ted Strickland is a fighter for Ohio’s working families who opposes the TPP and believes that we need to completely change the way we negotiate trade deals.
  • Catherine Cortez Masto is committed to protecting the environment and knows it’s long past time that we ensure equal pay for women.

Perhaps the most important reason to win a progressive majority in the Senate is because we must support nominees for the Supreme Court who will vote to overturn Citizens United.

It is so important we do everything we can to help these four candidates – Katie McGinty in Pennsylvania, Maggie Hassan in New Hampshire, Ted Strickland in Ohio, and Catherine Cortez Masto in Nevada – win their elections in November.

Your contribution of $2.70 will help each of these candidates for Senate win. Please split a contribution between them today so we can advance our progressive agenda, defeat the Koch brothers, and take back the Senate.

Thank you as always for everything you do for our political revolution.

In solidarity,

Senator Bernie Sanders

 

If you’re still in a quandary regarding the coming election; here is a suggestion. ~~dru~~

In Saner Thought

I admit it…I am thinking Green for this election….I cannot find one thing that I like about the two major candidates…..one is a loud-mouth and the other a consummate liar…..

Unlike most voters I am not afraid of a 3rd party candidate……and the best one this election is one Dr. Jill Stein.

It is interesting to see how I am getting push back for the bobble-heads on the Right…these are the same people that hate the “establishment” in DC bit will vote for someone to go there and”change” things….(pause here for raucous laughter)…….the whole superiority of the 2 party thing is just pathetic!

Like I said I am thinking Green and here is why……

Source: Dr. Cornel West Is Right, Jill Stein Should Be America’s First Female President

Dr. Stein at least has principles…..something that other woman cannot say…..

Think Green!

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